The Silence of God
God is God and we are not. "It is He that has made us and not we ourselves."
THE SILENCE OF GOD
God is often silent when we prefer that he speak, and he interrupts
us when we prefer that he stay silent. His ways are not our ways.
To live with the sacred God of creation means that we conduct our
lives with a God who does not explain himself to us. It means that we worship
a God who is often mysterious-too mysterious to fit our formulas for better
living. It means that God is not our best friend, our secret lover or our
good-luck charm. He is God.
-Craig Barnes, WHEN GOD INTERRUPTS: FINDING NEW LIFE THROUGH UNWANTED CHANGE,
InterVarsity Press, 1996, p. 135. Dr. Barnes is pastor of the National
Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.
[Our relationship with God often seems to be a balance or tension between
God's clear voice and his silence, his closeness and his awesome holiness, his
sweet and comforting imminence and his magnificent and mysterious
Have a great week,
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina